RD Recap: Jack Griffin Out at Tribune Publishing; Margaret Sullivan Joins WaPo

By Noah Davis Comment

Revolving Door

Jack Griffin is out as CEO of Tribune Publishing. Griffin, who lasted just six months at the head of Time Inc. in his previous position, was pushed out by board chairman Michael Ferro, the man who invested $44.4 million in the company just a few weeks ago. “This is almost Shakespearean,” a source tells Ken Doctor. “The CEO brings in a new shareholder as his ‘partner’ and his ally’s first move is to kick him out. Act One is Romeo and Juliet and Act Two is Julius Caesar.” Ferro ally Justin Dearborn is replacing Griffin. And watch out for what happens to Denise Warren, Mark Campbell, Rajiv Pant, Mohit Pandey and Michael Rooney, executives Griffin recruited…

Margaret Sullivan joins The Washington Post as media columnist. She had been public editor at The New York Times, a position she held for more than three years. “The centerpiece of her work will be a weekly column,” executive features editor Liz Seymour announced in a statement. “It will encompass everything related to digital media, and how that transformation is affecting people‚Äôs lives and work, along with journalism, news literacy, privacy and free speech, and media personalities. Margaret is a huge consumer of culture, especially pop music, literary fiction, theater, art, and movies, and will pull these elements into her column.” The Times is searching for her replacement… Elsewhere at the Gray Lady, the Times has announced its inaugural David Carr Fellows. Awl co-editor John Herrman, Slate staff writer Amanda Hess and Deadspin staff writer Greg Howard will spend two years at the paper… The Financial Times hires Shazam vice president Cait O’Riordan as chief product and information officer. She previously spent more than a decade with BBC…